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Sony KDL-40R555

40" Full HD Edge-LED Flat Feb 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £71.94 Electricity cost over 5 years
Running costs are low
Sony has good TV reviews
Full HD

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Energy

Running Costs Are Low

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the KDL-40R555 will cost only £72 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the more economic to run TVs that were launched more than two years ago.


Reviews

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 2,235 expert and owner reviews (including 459 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its TVs. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released in February 2015.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV, the KDL-40R555 is not 3D.

If you want a television that is 3D then you might want to consider the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE48H6700.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV, the KDL-40R555 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UE46H7000 (£929.99) is also worth considering.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs that are a comparable age to this television is 310Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the KDL-40R555 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst televisions of this age.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

If this television display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the LG 42LF5800 (42") which also has a higher rating.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-40R555 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

Alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the LG 42LW579, the Samsung UE40H6470, or the Panasonic TX-40CSW524.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-40R555 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-40R555 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KDL-40R555 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years also support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-40R555 supports parental controls. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this television also support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-40R555 supports 24p. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years also support 24p.

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Has a Game Mode

The KDL-40R555 has a game mode. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also have a game mode.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-40R555 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-40R555 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Smart TV

Supports Smart TV

The KDL-40R555 supports Smart TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also support Smart TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-40R555 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Audio

Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years range from 4W to 1,000W. At only 10 Watts, the KDL-40R555 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

With a depth of 65 millimeters, the Sony KDL-40R555 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV.

Other 65mm thick TVs currently available that you might want to look at include because of its better review score, the Hisense LTDN40K370.

Other TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Sony KDL-40R453 (£249) (65mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl40r555cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003682

Sony KDL-40R555 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-40R555 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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